FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5 November 2014, Dublin, Ireland
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Dublin Cycling Campaign Annual report for July 2013 to June 2014 is now available. This contains details of the campaign’s activities, campaigns, and finances over the past year, and an assessment of progress against our aims:
Dublin Cycling Campaign, together with the OPW and Phoenix Park Bike Hire are planning a fun-filled Phoenix Park Bikeweek Festival from the 15th to 22nd June 2014. To start the week there is the 2nd Annual Cargo Bike Championship. During the week there is cycling training for children, and cycle tours for all ages. Throughout the week there is a photo exhibition in the Phoenix Park, and a photo competition.
Do you want to see one of your stunning photographs hanging up in the Visitors Centre in the Phoenix Park?
We at The Dublin Photography School and the Dublin Cycling Campaign are running a photography Competition during National Bikeweek June 14th to June 22nd 2014. The competition runs from May 12th to midnight Sunday June 22nd 2014.
Over the coming weeks, you may well meet prospective Councillors on your door step, at the shops or you may be emailing them with your demands! Here are Dublin Cycling Campaign’s priority issues.
We want local election candidates to support the following package of measures that is needed to increase cycling numbers particularly among the next generation of cyclists, i.e. those at school and college:
It takes less that 5 seconds to steal a bike with a poor quality lock as shown by this video taken on Parnell Square on the 14th April.
Watch our guide on how best to lock your bike Avoid The Thief.
Please always use good quality bicycle locks!
Dublin Cycling Campaign is working behind the scenes to ensure that ALL of the authorities treat bike theft more seriously.
Minister Brian Hayes joined members of Dublin Cycling Campaign and Cyclist.ie, The Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, to publicise the AGM of the European Cyclists’ Federation’s Annual General Meeting which will take place from the 24 – 27 April 2014 at the Wood Quay venue in Dublin. Over seventy European cycling campaigners from twenty different countries will attend and they represent 50 million utility cyclists across Europe.
Join us for a guided social cycle on Sunday 27th April with ECF delegates from around Europe! There is a choice of three routes all starting at the Phoenix Park.
We will meet at the Phoenix Park Bike Hire at 9.30am for a 10am start.
The routes and distances are: Route 1 - the Lucan Cycle (35km), Route 2 - the Fingal Cycle (13km), Route 3 - the Dun Laoghaire / Dalkey Cycle (21km).
Manfred Neun, President of the European Cyclists’ Federation, will address an Irish audience on the topic of Cycling Makes Sense – Why Government Investment in Cycling Makes Good Economic and Social Sense!. This is an unmissable event - do please spread the word far and wide, and arrive early to get a seat! More details on the ECF and Manfred here: http://www.ecf.com/about-us/board/
This month we will hear about two bike programmes for young people. Mike Cowman of Bradog will tell us about the INDY (Inner-City North Dublin Youth) Bikes Programme. This is run by local young people as part of the Irish Youth Foundation and supported by Bradog Youth Service.